KANA Kuwait delegation calls on Indian Ambassador

Monday, September 11, 2017

The office-bearers of the Kerala Arts and Nataka Academy (KANA), Kuwait, called on Indian Ambassador Sunil Jain to officially invite him to inaugurate the upcoming theatre festival ‘Thoppil Bhasi Natakolsavam 2017’ as the chief guest on September 29 ,2017.

In addition to the theatre festival, the ambassador also held discussions with the visiting delegation on a variety of issues pertaining to the Indian community in Kuwait.

The delegation consisted of KANA Kuwait General Secretary Jiju Kalayil, ‘Thoppil Bhasi Natakolsavam 2017’ Program Convener Sajeev K Peter, Technical Advisor Idiculla Mathews, PRO Regi Mathews ladies wing coordinator Sindu Chakola, the well-known actor and director of the upcoming mega drama ‘Abraham,’ Babu Chakola, assistant director Manju Mathew and executive member and actor Dr. Abraham Thomas.

Four amateur Malayalam theatre groups are participating in the drama competition titled ‘Thoppil Bhasi Natakolsavam 2017’ which will be held from 4.30 pm onwards at the Indian Community School, Khaitan on Sept 29, 2007.

The drama competition is the first major theatre event being organized by the Academy since its inception which has been formed by a group theatre-lovers to promote, practice and produce Malayalam dramas in Kuwait.

The academy plans to produce at least one drama every year for the theatre-lovers in Kuwait. ‘Thoppil Bhasi Theatre Festival’ will be held every year providing high quality performing arts opportunities for Malayalam theatre troupes in Kuwait. The entry to the theatre festival is free to all theatre enthusiasts.

The winning troupes will be presented trophies and cash awards. KANA will present this year’s major drama titled ‘Abraham’ based on the Bible. ‘Abraham’, written by Francis T Mavelikkara will be directed by Kalashri Babu Chakola. A team comprising top theatre artistes and actors are working on the production which will be staged Mid-November this year in Kuwait.

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